Our Communities WILL:
Be inclusive of people with and without I/DBD.
Be similar to “old school” neighborhoods where residents know each other and watch out for each other.
Be fully integrated into the broader community for all residents.
Be in compliance with Federal and State guidelines enabling residents with I/DD to obtain government support, if they qualify.
Be supportive of people with and without I/DD.
Be owned or rented by residents.
Promote individualized support services / resident-selected providers of choice, if needed.
Utilize advanced technology for physical security and to address personal support needs.
Follow universal design in all residences.
Be sustainable over time.
Our Communities WILL NOT:
Be an intentional community for those with disabilities only.
Be a neighborhood where residents tend to keep to themselves.
Be a state-run institution or placement.
Be fully owned by the developer or service providers.
Be a direct service provider. (Communities will not provide staff for ADLs, supported employment, etc.)
Rely only on person-provided supports.
Dictate which housing units residents can purchase.
Depend only on fund raising or direct pay by residents with I/DD.